When it comes to moderate to severe nasolabial folds, frown lines, and marionette lines, few can match the long-lasting results from Radiesse. This popular filler is made from calcium hydroxyapatite and it lasts for about one year.
What is Radiesse made of?
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a mineral-like substance found in our bones. This makes Radiesse among the heaviest of all dermal fillers. Radiesse is composed of calcium microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. When injected under the skin, these microspheres act as a supporting structure that “fills” the wrinkles it is injected beneath. Beyond this filling capacity, Radiesse also stimulates the body to begin producing new collagen. Collagen and elastin are proteins that the body produces to support skin structure, giving skin its plump, firm feel.
Before it was used for cosmetic purposes, calcium hydroxyapatite was first used in the fields of reconstructive surgery and dentistry. It has a long history of begin safe and effective.
What are the advantages of using Radiesse?
Because of its thickness, Radiesse doesn’t migrate, as some other injectables do. It stays where it was injected. It also tends to take up more space than other fillers.
Also, because it is biosynthetically reproduced, Radiesse doesn’t have any animal sources. This dramatically lowers the occurrence of allergic reactions and adverse side effects.
And its results are long lasting, over twice as long as Botox, for instance.
Radiesse can be more painful to inject, so pain medication is always recommended during treatment. There can also be more swelling and bruising.
So, if you have severe nasolabial folds or frown lines call us and let’s discuss using Radiesse to fill them. Call our Newport Beach or New York City offices for an appointment.